Setting and marking assessments
Who should attend?
This workshop is designed for staff who set questions, design assessment tasks and/or mark students’ answers for examinations or other assessment contexts. In particular, this workshop is for staff who are new to setting and marking exams and other summative assessments, and for those who want to review their existing practice.
We will address a range of key considerations when summatively assessing students including: devising unambiguous assessment questions of an appropriate level and type, developing and using mark schemes, supporting students in preparing for assessment and recognising marking pitfalls.
Participants should aim to also attend the Introduction to Assessment for Active Learning workshop and the Practical Guide to Giving Effective Feedback workshop which are intended to complement this session.
A more advanced Focus on Educational Design and Assessment Management workshop is also available for staff with responsibilities for entire modules, year groups or programmes.
- Aligning questions with intended learning outcomes
- Question design and question writing
- Supporting students in preparing for assessment
- Improving the accuracy of marking
- Addressing common marking pitfalls
Imperial STAR Framework
This workshop is particularly suitable for those seeking recognition at D1 or D2 level of the STAR framework. It addresses the following dimensions of the UK Professional Standards Framework: A1, A2, A3, A4, K2, K4, K5, K6, V3.
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